Sandy bridge Retina?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by gregornz, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. gregornz macrumors newbie

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    Hello, long time lingerer, first time poster.

    Has anyone ever heard of the i7-2620QM? Its a sandy bridge chip apparently. According to this it was never put into a retina macbook.

    The reason I ask is because I am considering buying this MC975CH.

    Fake products are all too common in China, so when I see a rMBP based on a chip that isn't listed on wikipedia, I get suspicious.

    I want a 15 inch retina not for the processor or gpu, but for the form-factor, so an older model would technically be perfect for me, especially at $1600 USD. I built a desktop on a i5 2500K sandy bridge and I rate it highly. I'm thinking that if this is a legit Chinese model based on old (maybe surplus) chips then it could be a bargain. Or it could be a disaster waiting to happen. Any thoughts appreciated!
     
  2. stchman macrumors 6502a

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    I would pretty much bet the farm that is a fake. Other forum members can correct me, but all rMBPs are Ivy Bridge equipped.
     
  3. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    I think it would have to be, if it doesn't have Ivy then USB is capped at 2.0, and alot of the time used/resold machines are mislabeled.
     
  4. LeeM macrumors 6502a

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    probably fake, wasnt there an i3 macbook pro posted up on here recently? could be some kind of prototype but if its got a processor apple never officially used, dont bother
     
  5. gregornz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm browsing through the MC975's on taobao and I see a lot that have the processor incorrectly labeled as being a 2*** so I don't know whats going on now.

    I just spoke to the shop and they said it is written wrong and should be a 3615. They also said once you bought it you own it, so that's dodgy.

    The USB 2.0 point is a good one, certainly there must be no such thing as a sandy bridge rMBP.

    Thanks!
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Sure sign of an unreliable dealer to be avoided like the plague.
     

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